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Rathcline Club Notes 31st August 2020

posted 10 Sept 2020, 02:07 by Rathcline Public Relations Officer

Into League Semi 

Irrespective of the result on Sunday last the senior team were into the League semi-final. That fact did not alter the winning mindset that the team had built up and after an extremely high scoring game they emerged comfortable winner and maintained their position at the top of their group. They now await the runner up from the other group to see who their semi-final   opponents will be. That game will not take place for a few weeks.    

Support for New Development       

Rathcline GAA Senior, Minor and Ladies clubs are preparing to start Phase 3 of its development plan at its club grounds in Clonbonny, Lanesborough, Co Longford, to be completed by October 2020. The club is experiencing a great period of growth with increasing numbers in our underage grades from nursery (under 6s) to minor grade (u18s), a vibrant ladies club at underage and senior level and the emergence of a very talented senior football team. The clubs continue to be the heartbeat of our community bringing our parish together to enjoy GAA activities.  

In 2019, the Rathcline GAA Pitch Development committee was appointed and quickly set about an ambitious 5-year development plan for the club’s facilities. Please view our Pitch Development video to show the work completed to date and our ambitious plans for 2020. https://youtu.be/YCmwgJKkn9I 

During 2019, the committee organised a very successful sponsored cycle “Saddle Up for Rathcline” to purchase and install an electronic scoreboard in Clonbonny. 

The next phase of development involves the development of additional 1.5 acres of club owned lands into a playing/training area for our underage players, both male and female. This area is located across the road from the entrance to the grounds. 

This project involves the landscaping and drainage of this currently unused area, erection of a Skills/Sports Wall for children to practice their skills and perimeter fencing on the site. The project also involves the erection of floodlighting and drainage on the existing club practice pitch which is used by all playing members. This area will be focus of our facilities to develop the young talent in the club from ages 6 to 18 years of age. The installation of a Skills/Sports Wall is a critical element of this development. This video gives an introduction to how this Skills/Sports Wall will help to develop our young talent.  https://youtu.be/7q1pdP-QV-0  

To help fund this project, the club’s pitch development committee is organizing a sponsored cycle along the Royal Canal Greenway on Saturday 12th September. This year’s cycle will mark the opening of a new cycle route which links Lanesborough to the Royal Canal Greenway at Killashee, making it possible to cycle from Lanesborough to Dublin on this Greenway, passing by the gates of Clonbonny GAA grounds. 
We would be very grateful if you could consider a donation to this project which will help the club to develop improved playing/training/coaching facilities for our growing numbers of underage players. We aim to complete this Phase of the Development by October 2020. We have set up a GoFundMe page for our project fundraiser.     https://www.gofundme.com/f/rathcline-gaa 

Clothes  Collection 

Over the coming weeks a new 1.5 acres training area for players of the senior, ladies and minor clubs will be developed in the area across the road from the gate to the Rathcline GAA clubhouse/grounds and the installation of floodlights on the training pitch in Clonbonny.
To add to the funds raised in the Saddle Up for Rathcline Cycle taking place on Saturday 12th Sept to fund these developments , we would be very grateful if you could bring any old clothes to Clonbonny next Friday 4th Sept from 6.30-7.30pm.
The clothes will be added to the ladies club clothes collection. The Ladies club is very generously donating the proceeds of this clothes collection to help fund these projects in Clonbonny. Every bag of old clothes will help to make these projects happen. A collection point for the bags at the main gate will be in place for next Friday 6.30-7.30pm. Thank you for your support and please share this with your family and friends on your social media. 

Lotto Results:   

The draw of the 50/50 took place on Monday night 24th August in Adie’s bar. The jackpot pool stood at €254 and the winning ticket was in the name of Bernadette Dowd, Thureen 

The 50/50 draw on Monday 31st August took place in the Yacht Bar  

The club apricates the support of everyone that bought tickets for the first draw and we look forward to greater support driving the 50/50 pool to record heights. 

Well Done: 

Congratulation to St. Faithleach’s on their great win in the Roscommon Intermediate Championship quarter final. They will now face St. Dominick’s in the semi-final next weekend and our club wishes them the very best of luck. 

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